Dec 07 2016

The Breakfast Club (Getting What You Asked For)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We’re a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we’re not too hungover we’ve been bailed out we’re not too exhausted from last night’s (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:30am (ET) to talk about current news and our boring lives and to make fun of LaEscapee! If we are ever running late, it’s PhilJD’s fault.

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This Day in History

On this date in 1941, Japanese forces attack the home base of the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii – prompting America under President Franklin D. Roosevelt to enter World War II.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the U.S. media.

Noam Chomsky

Breakfast News

Rouhani: we won’t let Trump tear up US–Iran nuclear deal

Angela Merkel endorses party’s call for partial ban on burqa and niqab

Theresa May to tell Gulf leaders Iran nuclear deal is ‘vitally important’

Dakota Access company takes its battle to finish oil pipeline to court

US supreme court rules for Samsung in $399m patent dispute with Apple

FBI’s credibility ‘deeply damaged’ by leaks during election, congressman says

Sea ice extent in Arctic and Antarctic reached record lows in November

Thousands of snow geese die in Montana after landing on contaminated water

Earth’s day lengthens by two milliseconds a century, astronomers find

Paris to sell off bridges’ love locks and give the proceeds to refugees

Breakfast Blogs

How Will Trump Handle This Pentagon Mess? Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

The #FakeNews about Iraqi WMD Got Hundreds of Thousands Killed emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Comey is not an honest broker digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Congratulations, it’s a Democrat Tom Sulivan, Hullabaloo

Congress & the Goldilocks Presidency Shakezula, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Vultures, Vultures Everywhere driftglass, at his blog

Trump’s Drop-In-The-Bucket Carrier Deal Polls Better Than Obama’s Big auto Rescue Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Fake News About Fake News Leads To (Fake?) Defamation Threat Mike Masnick, Techdirt

How ‘Just Metadata’ Helped Ruin A Career Diplomat’s Life Tim Cushing, Techdirt